Teachers' protest outside the Parliament House
LAHORE, May 21(Dawn): The Teachers Joint Action Committee has announced holding
of a protest demonstration outside the Parliament House in Islamabad on Tuesday
The decision to hold the demonstration was taken at a
committee meeting held here on Sunday with Raja Arshad in the chair.
participants criticised the government for refusing to grant teaching allowance
to the teachers despite the announcement of the federal government.
said that teachers were suffering on account of wrong policies of the
government. Primary, middle and secondary school teachers had been working in
the same grade for the last 20 to 25 years owing to withdrawal of selection
grade and move-over facilities. Contract teachers were also
Teachers said that the standard of education was deteriorating
and the talented persons had stopped joining the teaching profession because of
handing over of control of schools to NGOs.
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